Villette

Villette
Автор
 
Год
 
Страниц
 
704
ISBN
 
0192818368
Издатель
 
Oxford University Press
Категория
 
Bronte, Charlotte, Anne and Emily
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Содержание:

Introduction, Villette

Описание:

`I am only just returned to a sense of the real world about me, for I have been reading `Villette`, a still more wonderful book than `Jane Eyre`.` George Eliot, a fortnight after `Villette`s` publication in January 1853, was responding to Charlotte Bronte`s subtle and penetrating character analysis-unusually frank for its day - and to the novel`s `almost preternatural` imaginative power. Deriving its emotional charge in part from Charlotte`s experiences in Brussels in 1842-3, the novel is also coloured by her sadness and isolation after the deaths of her brother and sisters. The heroine, Lucy Snowe, in flight from an unhappy past, leaves England and finds work as a teacher in Madame Beck`s school in `Villette`. Befriended and at first attracted byan English doctor, but more strongly drawn to the fiery autocratic schoolmaster Monsieur Paul Emanuel, Lucy is compelled by Madame Beck`s jealous interference to assert her right to love and to be loved. In a wider sense, the novel is...

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